Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 1 April 1942.
Date Time Location Damage
01/04/1942 13.53 Canvey Barrage Balloon broke adrift and drifting towards
Island Hadleigh. No damage.
01/04/1942 Found Great 1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. found with wire fouling
Wakering electric cables at Wick Farm. 1 slight casualty suffering shock.
01/04/1942 Found Great 2 – Small Yellow Bombs. 1 unexploded and 1
Wakering exploded whilst being interfered with causing 3 casualties, 2 serious and 1 slight 200 yards West of D.F. Wireless Station. 2 boys Burgess and Mott were conveyed Rochford Hospital where they died the same day from injuries received.
01/04/1942 Found Great 1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. exploded whilst being
Wakering examined by BDS at Halfway House Marshes causing 1 slight and 2 serious casualties to BDS personnel. Lieut. Walton died of injuries the 1.4.42 and Lanc/Sergt. Bristow died the 4.4.42 in Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.